A GIS system for ambulatory transportation

Gulden B., Mumcuoglu E., Baykal N.

2nd IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Innsbruck, Austria, 16 - 18 February 2004, pp.431-435 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Innsbruck
  • Country: Austria
  • Page Numbers: pp.431-435
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In public safety, geography plays a significant role. One of the most important front-line elements of public safety is an efficient emergency transport and care system. The capacity to access and process information rapidly and organize resources where needed can be critically important in an emergency situation. Information about the locality of an event or a disaster is often vital in knowing how to respond. A significant operation for the handling of emergency incidents is the routing of ambulances to incident sites and then to the closest appropriate hospitals [1]. One of important steps to surviving in an emergency is a quick response time [3].